PCOS

Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology

OBGYNs located in New Albany, MS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is often distressing, associated as it is with fertility problems and potentially a failure to conceive. An imbalance in the hormones that regulate your fertility cause the problem, but if you talk to the compassionate team of board-certified OB/GYNs at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology in New Albany, Mississippi, they can diagnose your condition and suggest an effective treatment plan. Call today to book an appointment or use the online booking tool.

PCOS Q & A

What is polycystic ovary syndrome?

Hormones that regulate your menstrual cycle and fertility can sometimes become imbalanced, and this can lead to polycystic ovary syndrome. 

Despite the name, the condition affects various aspects of your health, and you won’t necessarily have cysts on your ovaries, although that happens in many cases.

The exact reason why your hormones become imbalanced isn’t always clear, but talking to an experienced gynecologist at  Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology enables you to receive an accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment plan.

What are the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome?

There are a number of possible symptoms, which may all be present, or you may only have one or two:

  • Thinning or shedding hair 
  • Unwanted hair on your face
  • Skin problems, including acne
  • Irregular periods
  • Headaches and fatigue
  • Problems sleeping
  • Difficulties in conceiving

Your doctor diagnoses polycystic ovary syndrome after discussing your symptoms and taking a blood test that checks your hormone levels. You may also need other tests, for example, an ultrasound to look for enlarged ovaries or any visible cysts.

What treatments are available for polycystic ovary syndrome?

The treatment plan designed for you focuses on resolving the issues that are causing you most distress. For instance, if you’re struggling to conceive, then the focus will be on improving your fertility, whereas if menstrual problems are the main issue, restoring regularity and reducing discomfort will be the priority. 

Diabetes is sometimes a problem for women with polycystic ovary syndrome, so your provider does testing, and if you require treatment for diabetes, if’s started, too. 

You may also be prescribed medication, if it would be helpful in your case. For example, the contraceptive pill is effective in restoring regular periods and reducing acne and unwanted hair growth. 

The medical staff at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology have state-of-the-art facilities and give you a swift diagnosis. They also tailor your treatment plan to suit your individual circumstances, prescribing the most effective therapies for your needs. 

Call today or use the online tool to book an appointment.